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…poorly reported article…

Posted August 26, 2012 6:26 pm 


What you have to see here is that Abraham was much better than in his Super 6 outings. I remember Froch mocking him back then by imitating his double-guard stance and I have to admit it was justified: Abraham fought very one-dimensional, probably because he feared Froch’s power and was not properly prepared. The Abraham I saw last night was distinctly different, even compared to all his previous fights in Germany:

– He started quickly, never letting down, showing great stamina

– He used the jab all the time, finally giving his game a solid foundation to build upon

– He threw many hooks to the body, keeping his opponent busy

That way, his defensive and offensive talent could shine much brighter than before. Make no mistake, Stieglitz was, in my opinion, a very good opponent, the best Abraham has beaten until now: He was quick, had good movement, very solid technique and did not back down. Abraham broke him down very professionally and while I do not say that such a performance would necessarily make a Froch bout an even fight, it definitely would be much, much closer. The same against Dirrell. It is not difficult to shine against the “former” Abraham with his silly double-guard approach: Keep him busy, be fast and look for openings. But against Abraham with a proper jab, good stamina and body shots: In my opinion, different story. I do not know how him and Wegener could change that much in that little time, but they did a good job and a Kessler matchup would be definitely very interesting.

Posted August 26, 2012 2:05 pm 


Shows you how bad Stieglitz was as a champ, Abraham was embarrassed in the super 6’s by the best super middleweights. He won’t hold that title long, I fancy even George Groves or Kenny Anderson to beat him

Posted August 26, 2012 12:11 pm 


Pavlik needs to go to Germany now and bust Abraham up.

Posted August 26, 2012 11:48 am 

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